Ingredients for 1 white Hispanic man, 45 years of age: 1 fussy lady, 75 years of age 1 fractious adolescent male, 12-17 years of age 1 mold, man size and shape Method: Put both ingredients in blender; blend until the mixture is even and smooth. Pour into mold; bake until done. As soon as he … More An offensive post: recipe for a white Hispanic man. Yes, this is sterotyping and discrimination, well deserved.
When I took my PhD exam I was concerned about passing so I gave it all I had. The committee was impressed, saying they had known I was competent but not that I was good, because I had always been so noncommittal about everything. That, of course, was because I had always been told it … More On not committing
Once again it turns out I am with or ahead of the times, not behind. This semester I was convinced to give up my claim that we need an articulated curriculum if students are to make satisfactory progress to degree, and to endorse the allegedly new, individualistic practice Gerald Graff called “courseocentrism” in an address … More Russell Berman, Gerald Graff
From the Northern Gaijin: late 19th century farmers, pushed off land by banking practices, organize and radicalize in the United States and move to Canada. Their descendants are the NDP. This video is very interesting. Axé.
As we know, if I watched television and went to church then I would understand the culture I live in and I would be better equipped to defend myself against it. Now I have discovered by chance another element in the education of our Reeducators: See, we were raised on 1980s movies and sitcoms, and … More Sources of Reeducation
This may not be up long but it is interesting. Axé.
Not only do we teach more classes and do it in worse conditions than many, and have more fun in life — we also have more interesting students than almost anyone. Student #1 had a father, recently deceased. Professor Zero: What did he do in life? Student: He was a coyote. Student #2 had a … More Sobre los estudiantes
In Portuguese today we read Pedro Kilkerry, who never published during his lifetime but is now a famous writer, and Torquato Neto, whose poetry I had not read before and which amazed me. One of the students is new and I told her I was impressed with how much progress she had made. You learned … More Leo en la nebulosa
The mainstream media was declaring continually “OWS has no message”. Frustrated, I simply asked them. I began soliciting online “What is it you want?” answers from Occupy. In the first 15 minutes, I received 100 answers. These were truly eye-opening. The No 1 agenda item: get the money out of politics. Most often cited was … More What Naomi Wolf says…
Ours would have to be a party with a different conception of government, far more democratic and participatory. A different government altogether, based on our communities, workplaces, and social centers. Ours would have to be a party prepared to reorganize the economy, to reshape the culture, to remold our values from below. Ours would have … More Dan La Botz